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Research for Patient Benefit - South East and Central Regional Advisory Committee


Published: 01 January 2019

Version: July 2024

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NIHR Research for Patient Benefit is a national funding programme that funds research on a regional level through eight Regional Advisory Committees. Each region has a local committee chair and members, and patient or public members.

Regional chair

Professor Christina Jones is Chair of the South East and Central Regional Advisory Committee.

Committee members

Ms Corina Cheeks Public Member - -
Dr Maggie Donovan-Hall Associate Professor in Health Sciences University of Southampton Health psychology, in particular in relation to rehabilitation and disability
Dr Lyn Ellett Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology University of Southampton  Mental Health, psychological therapies, schizophrenia, pilot/feasibility studies, clinical trials
Professor Chris Farmer Consultant renal physician and clinical professor Centre for Health Services Studies University of Kent Practicing renal physician with a special interest in renal transplantation, conducted clinical trials over the past 25 years in hypertension, renal transplantation and chronic kidney disease. Published many studies on renal epidemiology in chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury. Developed an applied expert systems in healthcare and the use of AI in predictive modelling
Dr Margaret Glogowska  Senior Health Services Researcher  University of Oxford  Qualitative and mixed methods research; evaluation of MedTech and in vitro diagnostics; infections; Speech and Language Therapy
Dr Rob Hallifax Respiratory Consultant Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Respiratory Consultant with experience in designing and running multi-centre clinical trials, with training clinical trials methodology and knowledge of statistics and epidemiology
Dr Christopher Jones Senior Research Fellow in Medical Statistics Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Dr Gurdeep Mannu Clinical Lecturer in General Surgery  University of Oxford Surgery, Cancer, Acute Care, Emergency Surgery, Medical Devices, Healthcare Technology
Dr Samuel Nyman Reader in Health Psychology University of Winchester Applied health psychology with older people including people with dementia: falls prevention; physical activity promotion; behaviour change; randomised controlled trials including use of qualitative methods
Mr William Payne Public Member - -
Dr Euan Sadler Associate Professor University of Southampton Qualitative research, systematic reviews, feasibility studies, secondary analysis (qualitative), development and evaluation of complex interventions, process evaluations, implementation science, co-production and stakeholder engagement.
Professor David Scott Principal Research Fellow University of Southampton Health economist and medical statistician with over 20-years experience in health technology assessment field through a variety of academia and consultancy roles
Professor Paul Seddon Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician University Hospitals Sussex Clinical trial design and analysis
Measurement of respiratory function in infants and young children
Systematic review and meta-analysis
Research co-production involving children, young people and parents
Dr Beverly Shirkey Senior Research Associate in Medical Statistics  University of Bristol  -
Dr David Stephensen Deputy Director, Research and Innovation and Physiotherapist East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust Clinical trials, Secondary analysis, Qualitative research Blood, Musculoskeletal Neurological, Other
Dr Kim Sungwook Senior Research Fellow University of Oxford Reproductive health and childbirth
Dr Joanna Thorn Senior Research Fellow University of Bristol Health economics, applied economic evaluation, resource-use measurement, clinical trials methodology
Dr Felicity Waite Research Clinical Psychologist  University of Oxford Clinical Psychology, psychosis, CBT
Associate Professor Malcolm West Associate Professor in Colorectal Surgery and Prehabilitation  University of Southampton Cancer, Oral and gastrointestinal